Should I buy "refined" or not?

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by FourMileFarm, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. FourMileFarm

    FourMileFarm New Member

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    Refined Shea butter? Or not? :help
     
  2. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    I only buy and use unrefined in my products.

    Sara
     

  3. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    I perfer unrefined too :yeahthat
    Christy
     
  4. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    I use refined. Maybe if I ever get 'big time' and/or have customers who care I might try the other. No one has ever asked what kind I use. I think there are valid reasons to go either way.
     
  5. FourMileFarm

    FourMileFarm New Member

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    Thank you all!! :crazy
     
  6. kidsngarden

    kidsngarden New Member

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    As a new unrefined convert I have found unrefined to be less greasy and also it has all the good stuff left in. I didn't think I would notice a difference but I do and now I am addicted!
     
  7. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    For myself it's not soo much that they ask, but that I educate them :) Unrefined, and if you start pushing the qualites of unrefined shea and the uses of said...moisturiser under socks and gloves at night, on baby bums to prevent diaper rash before it starts, hot spots on dogs and it won't hurt them if they lick it off, udders, cradle cap, ashy knees and elbows, deep conditioner for dry skin (I have a large black clientel) then the prices you can charge for 2 and 4 ounces of shea equals that of what you pay per pound, makes putting it in your soap cheap. Vicki
     
  8. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    Vicki said it all....
    Barbara
     
  9. Heavenly Angels

    Heavenly Angels New Member

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    does it add any scent like to lotions?